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Author: Alex Winter (Alex Winter)

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7 Key Things You Should Know About Your Child’s Education Options

7 Key Things You Should Know About Your Child’s Education Options

As parents across southern Nevada struggle to find an education that does a good job meeting their children’s needs, COVID-19 has made things worse — much worse. In this ailing economy, parents who can go to work need to. Parents able to work at home struggle to balance their work responsibilities with the heavy-lift it...

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Vegas Parents Look to Microschools as “Normal” School Challenges Continue

Vegas Parents Look to Microschools as “Normal” School Challenges Continue

Across the Las Vegas Valley, many families have not felt like the virtual learning their schools have put into practice are the right fit for their needs. Some groups, like Las Vegas’ MicroschoolingNV, have quickly dedicated themselves to helping uncomfortable or dissatisfied parents find better-fitting alternatives, including increasingly popular microschooling. Parents in Southern Nevada, like...

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Former Nevada State Lawmaker: “We don’t understand what it’s going to do [to our] children”

Former Nevada State Lawmaker: “We don’t understand what it’s going to do [to our] children”

Patricia Farley, a mother of four and former Nevada state senator, has chosen to go the microschooling route for the 2020-2021 school year. It’s a decision propelled by a family health scare: Her 17-year-old nephew in Phoenix recently wound up hospitalized and on a ventilator with what doctors suspect was Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, which has...

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This Working Family Is Figuring Out How To Tackle Education at Home

This Working Family Is Figuring Out How To Tackle Education at Home

Alicia and her husband both work full-time, so they just can’t homeschool. That’s why… wait, what? But how? Turns out that being a dual-income household doesn’t mean you can’t try home-based learning options. In fact, for the Kiovsky family, working and schooling doesn’t feel much different than working and parenting … and it shouldn’t because...

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This Family Figured Out Education on the Fly

This Family Figured Out Education on the Fly

While it appears that chaos lurks in every corner of the world during the COVID-19 crisis, Kyle and Erin Brown and their two daughters, Anne and Brynne, took it all in their stride, cracked a few jokes, and prevented a potential parental total freak-out moment. They calmly developed a solution, worked together as a family,...

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What this mom would tell the world about microschools.

What this mom would tell the world about microschools.

Dear Moms and Dads, We are all dealing with this new “normal” when it comes to education—go easy on yourself! Pod learning, microschooling, or homeschooling maybe isn’t everyone’s bag, but the best thing I’ve learned since the pandemic began is that it’s empowering to teach somebody, well . . . something! So I hope this...

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Maintaining Your Mom-Clique During the Pandemic

Maintaining Your Mom-Clique During the Pandemic

We’re exactly two full weeks into the new school year, and already I’ve gotten approximately two dozen emails and countless texts from my “mom friends.” We’re all struggling with the same thing: getting our kids to feel normal in the least normal year ever. But, as the Rosé gives way to Pinot on our weekly...

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Homeschooling for the working mom… it’s possible!

Homeschooling for the working mom… it’s possible!

COVID-19 has taught me an enormous amount about myself, my family, my resiliency, and my community. But, more than anything, it’s taught me that juggling work-life, mom-like, and teacher-life doesn’t mean I had to be a little worse at everything… in fact, today, I’m a little better at everything. Well, almost everything. Here’s how it...

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This Single Dad Is Embracing Being the Teacher

This Single Dad Is Embracing Being the Teacher

As fall of 2020 approached, 10-year-old Henry sat with his dad, Sean, on the front porch. “I’m sure I want to do remote learning.” Sean listened and, admittedly, he was thankful the decision came so easily for Henry. Ultimately, Sean empowered his son to consider for himself the way he would learn, letting him make...

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